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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Guacamole | How to make Guacamole From Scratch


I first tasted avocados when I was living in Dublin. To tell you the truth, I found it a little too bland for my taste to eat it raw. A few pieces here and there in a salad is fine, but not more than that. But, avocados in the form of this dip is delicious. I can have spoonfuls of it and yet want more.

When you are making tortilla chips, making this dip is a must. In India, avocados comes under the exotic variety of fruits and it comes pricey. So, whenever I buy it, I make sure that I make the best use of it.

More often than not, I find they they are raw when I buy them. so, I keep them wrapped in paper for 2-3 days, till they are ripe enough to be used.

Here is how I make guacamole from scratch - it is an easy, no-cook dip and can be whipped up instantly.

Guacamole

Ingredients:
1 ripe avocado
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 small tomato, deseeded and finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
Handful of coriander leaves, finely chopped
1 green chili, finely minced
Salt to taste
Juice of 1 lemon, about 3 to 4 tbsp (adjust to taste)

Process:

1.       Keep all ingredients chopped and minced before setting out to scoop the flesh of avocado as it has a tendency to get brown.
2.       Slit the avocado from the middle and divide into two parts. Remove the stone and using a spoon scoop out the flesh.
3.       Collect the flesh in a medium bowl and using a fork mash it nicely. Add all the listed ingredients and mix it all together. Adjust salt to taste. Cover the bowl tightly with a cling film until serving time.

4.       Serve chilled with tortilla chips. Enjoy!

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10 comments:

  1. This is one of my favourite dips , we all love it ! Sadly the avocados here are very heavily priced , in spite of that they are no good !
    And when you don't get a particular thing your cravings increase , right ?

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  2. Omg, this guacamole is my all time favourite, drooling here rite now.

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  3. That bowl surely looks so colourful!...I have been wanting to make Guacamole for so long myself!

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  4. My all time favorite dip. Love this in sandwich, fajita and what not. awesome.

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  5. yes avocados are very pricey here in india ! sadly we dont make it that often , but my kids love this ...

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  6. I love to use guacamole in everything and anything, as a dip as a spread and as a dressing. We are fortunate enough to have avocados growing in our country and its available mostly throughout the year. However I hate it when it doesn't ripen well.

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  7. this is the one part of latin american cuisine I dont enjoy as I am one of those minority that cannot tolerate avocados - but this is a great version of the guac that everyone else seems to go gaga over

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  8. My favourite dip. Like you say its very expensive in India and hence try and make maximum use of these fruits.

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  9. LOVE guacamole -- so healthy and so delicious. Yours looks just perfect.

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